MySQL 5.5 brought many performance enhancements and expanded the feature set of the popular open-source RDBMS.

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MySQL query with order by decreased performance

Here is my schema: CREATE TABLE `UserMst` ( `UserID` mediumint(8) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `EMailID` varchar(50) DEFAULT NULL, `UserName` varchar(20) DEFAULT NULL, `FullName` ...
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Check whether MySQL Innodb Rows are compressed

After setting the various variables to enable compression on the Innodb Barracuda tables, what query will you use to check that those tables are indeed compressed?
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Performance with IN clause

Does indexed data affect query performance? means If I passed value as 1,2,3,4... in ordered form in any IN clause, can it improve query performance? and what happen in case I pass value randomly ...
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XML dump of MySQL database don't include foreign key constraints. What can be the reason? sqldump(.sql) file list it

I am accessing schema information of databases in XML format. I am taking dump of the database in XML format using the command below. mysqldump --no-data --xml -u root -p bakerydb > bakerydb.xml ...
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Getting 0KB of size file while backup mysql database using mysql dump [closed]

I am using below code to backup my database using php script but I am getting 0KB size file. How can I backup my full database with all routines and functions? $dbhost = 'localhost'; $dbuser = ...
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Online Schema migration in MySQL : When to start?

I'm the tech lead of a Social Media SAAS, where we're currently experiencing a big increase in data amount we're storing in our mySQL-database. We're having a single MySQL db, and besides many ...
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crossplatform mysql_install_db script in mysql 5.5.34 on Windows

I downloaded mysql-5.5.34-win32.zip and found out there is mysql_install_db.pl script. However mysql 5.5 documentation says: mysql_install_db is a shell script and is available only on Unix ...
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Upgrading from MySQL 5.5 to 5.6 - timestamp issue?

I'm looking at upgrading my Percona Server setup from 5.5 to 5.6. Reading the upgrade docs from MySQL sounds mostly straightforward except for anything involving time/date columns. As far as I can ...
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Cannot stop MySQL 5.5 replication threads

We have a master-master replication setup using MySQL 5.5. On one of the servers I am trying to stop the slave thread, but without success. To ensure that the replication does not connect to a real ...
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MySQL replication: slave not updated

This has been asked many times over but we really cannot get a simple Master-Slave Mysql (5.5.25) replication to work for our two dbs (FatTree and Torus). And no trace of error in the logs. The ...
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mysql forbidden database names

I was wondering whether there were a list of forbidden (reserved) database names in mysql. For instance, mysql is obviously one. But is there a determinated list? I don't want to cover 99% in my ...
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Can I disable an account in mysql after x failed login attempts?

The question is in the title. I would like to disable accounts after x failed login attempts. Is it possible? Thank you
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How to create trigger to update timestamp when record is updated or inserted in another table

I have a table t_task and a table t_taskaction with a foreign key to t_task. I would like to update timestamp from t_task that is refering the foreign key form t_taskaction with every update in ...
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Is this a normal query time for a left outer join type?

I have Employee Table - 80K records about 100 fields I have an app table - 8K records and 30 fields Then a subset of employee table also stored as table that has our divisions subset - call this ...
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Mysql replication from existing slave to new slave

I'm hoping you experts can help advise me, I've got this topology: Live DB(Master) ----> Backup Server (Master and slave) ----> Test DB Backup server is a slave of Live DB, and Test DB is a slave of ...
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Mysql query getting hung!

I am using mysql 5.5. I create following temporary table: CREATE TEMPORARY TABLE IF NOT EXISTS tempdb.%s ( `count` int(10) NOT NULL, `m_class` enum('SMS','EMAIL') NOT NULL, ...
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Why does CAST(1 AS SIGNED INTEGER) return a BIGINT on MySQL?

If I do CAST(1 AS SIGNED INTEGER) I always end up getting a BIGINT returned, for example: $ mysql -u root -p --column-type-info Enter password: --- Copyright and help message snipped for brevity --- ...
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Poor query performance in MySQL

I have a 10 million record table in a MySQL 5.5 InnoDB. It's running in a 16GB RAM server with good CPU and fast HD. When I run the following query SELECT DISTINCT knowledge_id, ...
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Count/Statistic for number of SHOW INDEX queries in MySQL/MariaDB 5.5 [closed]

We have a lot of SHOW INDEX FROM queries coming from our ORM layer. Usually there is a mechanism to prevent this but it doesn't seem to work at the moment. To better analyze the problem it would be ...
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Slow MYSQL performance due to sub queries

Here is my query: SELECT BAL,NAME, (SELECT SUM(DR) FROM transaction WHERE NAME=TNAME AND DATE < '2000-05-01') AS DR , (SELECT SUM(CR) FROM transaction WHERE NAME=TNAME AND DATE < ...
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Annonymous user has no privileges, but still able to show databases?

Output of SHOW GRANTS FOR ''@'localhost'; GRANT USAGE ON *.* TO ''@'localhost' However, when I log in using my default user account, which is later defaulted to an annonymous account by mySQL as ...
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Show Users That Connect To DB

We are using Maria DB (v5.3 I believe) in our production environment. One issue that we have, is that historically, the dev user (which has full rights and privileges) is used in all applications ...
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Alternative to TEMPORARY tables capable of re-opening in a query?

I use TEMPORARY table for calculation of temporary data, but TEMPORARY tables in mysql has a big limitation, which made it useless for me. A table cannot be re-opened in a query. This mean I cannot ...
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How to UPDATE MAX and MIN of a GROUP BY?

I have a SELECT query of a table with GROUP BY id col1 category 1 some 1 2 x 1 3 another 1 4 x 2 // should be removed 5 some 2 6 x ...
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Use string functions and arithmetic calculations in SQL query or by programming language?

I need heavy arithmetic and string functions for processing the data captured from mysql database. Which is preferred: mysql functions or programming language (e.g., PHP)? $result = ...
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What happens when we take a timediff between timestamp and datetime

Say I have following table in mysql (5.5+): CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `test` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL, `x_time` timestamp NOT NULL DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP ON UPDATE CURRENT_TIMESTAMP, ...
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How can I efficiently search for all records from a given month, or a given year?

We have a couple queries that involve datetime fields. In particular, we are checking for things like SELECT field1, field2, ..., field20 FROM table WHERE MONTH(startDate) == 1 SELECT field1, field2, ...
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Is column order reliable in UPDATE?

Can we reply on the order of columns in an UPDATE? SET @x = 0 UPDATE table1 SET col1=IF(col1 IS NULL, NULL, @x:=@x+col1), col2=IF(col2 IS NULL, NULL, @x:=@x+col2), col3=IF(col3 IS NULL, NULL, @x:=0) ...
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column auto updated after 24 hours in mysql

i have a table T1 with column : Name State time mon 1 2014-01-09 11:23:00 tue 0 2014-01-07 14:40:00 wed 2 2014-01-08 09:23:00 thu ...
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How to use LOW_PRIORITY for heavy queries?

I have scheduled heavy UPDATE queries at administrator level, and since they are heavy UPDATEs with multiple JOINs, consume a huge amount of resources. I do not want them to stop end users from ...
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Query result set

I've 1 query written in our legacy system. (using MySQL 5.5) Now, with growing data - the below mentioned query taking huge time. In our system, we've somewhat 2,000,000,000 (2 billion rows) approx ...
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Grant access on a database to all users

I have a global database, as I all users should have access to it. Is it possible to grant permission on a database to all users? something like GRANT ALL ON my_database.* TO *@localhost; Even (for ...
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MYSQL - Problem with foreign keys on same table

In Mysql 5.5, I have a table, in which I store some informations about "events".. In order to have a chronological order, I made two columns that reference to the previous and to the next event. So I ...
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Cannot find /etc/init.d file in opensolaris

While installing MySQL , I noticed a point, I mean to start the MySQL server manually , use the command cp /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server /etc/init.d/mysql The error shown is : cp: ...
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Few Insert queries rollbacked due to system crash

Well, this problem occured to me first time. Yesterday, one of our mysql system server crashed and when it restarted last few inserts were completely rollbacked. I am sure that they were proper ...
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Indexes slowing Insertions(Can't use Explain Insert to Analyse)

I have a MySQL database, I am parsing files from a log and inputting it inside. So far including a simple 4MB file in the database could take me about 4 minutes to insert ! and i have about 10,000 ...
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Uninstalling MySQL on Solaris

I have installed MySQL 5.5.31 in Opensolaris. When I tried starting the MySQL server, it says bash: mysql: command not found So, I decided to uninstall the whole lot and try doing again. But I could ...
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char vs varchar in mysql

I was reading the book MySQL high performance, it has mentioned that : CHAR is also better than VARCHAR for data that’s changed frequently, because a fixed-length row is not prone to ...
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I can't get MySQL server to stop running

The output from MySQL Workbench when I try to stop it is: Executing '/usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server stop' 2013-12-23 21:08:29 - Stop server: ERROR! MySQL server PID file could not ...
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MySQL Load Avg High — CPU bound or IO Bound or Memory Issues

We are using MySQL 5.5 and the database is approximately 10TB. The load avg is constantly high during day time. Following are the configurations and a snap shot of a 'top' command. I wanted ...
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MySQL with high CPU and memory usage

here we have a VPS with 3.2GHz quadcore processor with 2GB of RAM and 4GB of SWAP which need to work with a high intensive legacy system (read: bad coded). The main problem is that the CPU (~80 - ...
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Query only for the first n results of like

What I'm trying to accomplish is a huge speedup (read: incremental results) when searching a database with a like operator which is kind of a last resort, if everything else already failed, to come up ...
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Query State hangs on sending data

For some reason, the query state hangs on "Sending Data" (using show processlist;) and I have no idea why. This is the table creating script: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `esp_game` ( `gameID` ...
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How to SELECT rows with time duration stored in varchar column?

There is a column in table defined like this : duration varchar(10) It has value for duration of a MP3 file stored in it like : 52:19 (Minutes : Seconds) How can I create a SQL query, for ...
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Installing MySQL in Solaris

I am trying to install MySQL 5.5 on Solaris 10. I executed the code useradd -r -g mysql mysql where a group called mysql is already created using groupadd command. I get the following error : UX: ...
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Mysql 5.5.25 must be restarted to connect

We have MySQL v5.5.25 running on Windows Server 2008 R2. Occasionally people are unable to connect, and the only way we have found to fix this is to restart the mysql service. This happens every 2-3 ...
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What is the meaning of tinyint(N)?

When we use an argument length with numerical data types, as far as I know this specifies the display width. I tried the following: mysql> create table boolean_test (var1 boolean, var2 tinyint); ...
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How to modify `proxies_priv` in MySQL

I recently received a warning from MySQL that stated: [Warning] 'proxies_priv' entry '@ root@serverdomain' ignored in --skip-name-resolve mode. I looked in mysql.proxies_priv and there is ...
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How to store logs correctly?

(This is somewhat a follow up on my last question) I am using MySQL 5.5 with innodb. My Log table consists of two columns. One for user number, and the other for a string consisting of IP, request ...
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InnoDB: Error: Table “mysql”.“innodb_table_stats” not found after upgrade to mysql 5.6

I upgraded to mysql 5.6 from 5.5, and now my logs are littered with such messages on startup I found a possible solution here, but it does not seem official. ...